This is my question lost in the shuffle if you are able to answer with the Internet working:
RENATO CANOVA WROTE:
When we speak about African runners we must think that, normally, the best athletes are able to start their official athletic careers from a level of 90% of their final performance because they are already well prepared, without official coaches, using at home the most important type of training for a distance runner: long runs (from 5 to 12-15 km), very fast.
Through this type of training the most talented runners are able to greatly improve their ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD, building a special MAX LASS, that is very difficult to reach with Caucasian runners from western countries. This is due to a lack of natural power – endurance for the natural training done during the first 12 – 15 years of life.
Are you saying that all hope is lost for Caucasian/Western runners?
Godfrey Kiprotich said in his interview today he could walk the roads of Iten and find 250 people able to win European races and many able to break world records.
What is your thought for the Western runner to catch them, if he has not grown up running barefoot to school 10 miles each day?